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ExMark Lazer Z XS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnut101, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    Hey, what is an ExMark Lazer Z XS 25hp Kubota Diesel with a 66" Triton deck and 360hrs worth?? Not sure of the year.

    Also, how is the triton deck for cutting? I know it HAD a lot of problems, but does it still?

    Thanks
     
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I've got experience with both a 66" and 72" Triton and have no problems with cut quality. I have always felt that the cut quality was better than the 60" Ultracut we used to have.

    Maybe worth around $8,000?? Just a guess though.
     
  3. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    Thanks for the help. That's what I was figuring for price too. I just haven't heard much lately about how they cut and stuff.

    I have another question for you: What is your real world productivity with a 66"? I am bidding on some fairly open jobs.
     
  4. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    A couple people around here that have a Triton has said they were nightmarish, however I have also talked to a couple guys who have a Triton deck and have not had any problems. I have personally never used a Triton and only ever used the ultra cut deck, and have absolutely no complaints.
     
  5. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    We loved our triton deck. We bought 2 new mowers this year from a different company and I immediately noticed a difference.

    If you do a lot of residential I wouldn’t buy anything larger then a 60 inch. But if you have a lot of larger properties then yes…the larger deck will make a major difference.
     
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    I am bidding on some larger properties that are fairly wide open. I already have a 52" Z for smaller residentials. It fits them all nicely.
     
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    On large, open properties I would think between 4-5 acres/hour. Also one thing that slowed my 66" down was the 30hp Kohler that didn't have enough power to get through the real heavy stuff and caused me to slow down.
     
  8. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    Thanks a lot for the help. I have been figuring a little less than that for bidding purposes. I really appreciate it. I don't think I would have a problem losing power with a 25hp Kubota Diesel. It should have plenty of torque. Is this mower able to cut damp/wet grass with the Triton? Or does it have to be completely dry?
     
  9. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    My experience cutting damp/wet grass is that it doesn't effect cut quality except at higher speeds where the tires lay the grass down and it doesn't have enough time or enough vacuum to cut it good. The Triton still has clumping problems, not as bad as the Ultracut, but enough to make it annoying. The dryer the grass you're cutting the better.
     
  10. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    Sounds pretty much like any mower except for Scag. Those are supposed to cut wet grass pretty good. I have heard a lot about the Ultracut clumping up when it is wet. Does the Triton clump with dry thick grass? It seems like I should disperse pretty good due to the design of the baffles.
     

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